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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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"Some people paint, some sing, others write… I brew". -Daniel Carey A few times a year we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. Sparkling and bright this is a Wisconsin original created for you in the traditional method employed by the Lambic Brewers of Belgium including five months of outdoor resting in oak barrels. Indigenous yeast and cranberries from the “wilds” of Wisconsin flawlessly pair to dance on your palette. You have discovered a rare and delightful treasure to be served cold in a fluted glass. Thanks for supporting the arts, Daniel and Deb Carey

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Why wouldn’t this beer be good. Great soft sour cranberry nose....tart and refreshing. Mouthfeel is wonderful, and has awesome cranberry flavors with a tartness that’s not to sour or drying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewHaMeister (169) - - OCT 19, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear red copper with very small head and no lacing. Aromas of cranberries and Belgian yeast. Flavor is an amazing punch in the face tart cranberry with clean crisp finish. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (277) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Im not even a huge cranberry guy, but this is good. Tart but sweet and great fruit profile with the sourness. Well balanced, especially for a cranberry beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1429) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle as a trade extra, labeled as Unplugged, not Thumbprint, so unsure if the year. Pours murky amber color with a small white to off white head into my Cantillon taster. Aroma of toffee, caramel, oak, even some chocolate, along with the expected cranberry fruit. Smells pretty rich, not a huge lacto tartness here that I would expect from something claiming to be in the lambic style. Flavor is lots of funky cranberries, plenty of sweet caramel malt, oak, and a bit of metallic oxidation. On the sweeter side with light tartness from the fruit. Medium plus body with high prickly carbonation. Very much in the style if their big fruit beers, and less so in the lambic/wild/sour category. nevertheless, a nice little fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1113) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle pour pinkish copper with rapidly dissipating head. Nose tart funk, woody tannin. Taste tart up front followed by sweet cranberry juice. Early and then again late palate some evidence of the barrel. Finish a mix of sweet and sour. Several different layers of flavors parade past your tongue in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (939) - Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12oz. bottle supplied by Stine over from Minnesota - many thanks! To oversized cognac snifter, it pours a peach-tinted clear goldenrod yellow with which a whitish-ringed head stood. Froth soon dissipates leaving behind a syrupy, sparkling soda-liquid liquid. Aroma of cherry-flavored cough suppressant, buttercup squash, wallpaper, poppy seeds, sun-damaged kriek lambic dregs, cranberry juice, and electrical tape. Tastes the same (save for wallpaper and electrical tape), raspberry chewable vitamins, blue agave syrup, elderberries, and dandelion petals. Alfafa blossom honey, candle wax, and, strangely, tomatoes experienced at swallow. No kidding - definitely tasted umami by its sticky finish. And in case you hadn’t already guessed, thick and glutinous. As my sister, Hannah, said: "It feels like drinking mushy air." She couldn’t take the flavor nor the texture of this beer, but I found it enjoyable. I wouldn’t be able to drink this everyday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (753) - - OCT 12, 2014
Pinkish orange. Nose is cranberries, box of crayons. Taste is sweet and tart cranberries. Light sticky body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (809) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pink pour with no head. Smells sour with slight fruit. Good sour taste with slight cranberries ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5534) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
36cl, no mention of ABV, as New Glarus Cran-bic, American brew, with cranberries, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex sour fruit brew, sour/sweet/fruity and slightly salty/woody, yet not balanced, clear, nearly no head, nice brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Al. Pours a clear pale red with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit and berries. Taste is cranberry, tart cherry, and a touch of yeast. On the tart side of the scale. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1433) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
The beer is an oddly bright coppery orange. There’s a reddish, pinkish hue to it, particularly evident on the small head. It seems to be rather clear, which I didn’t expect. The aroma has a very nice sour quality. Cranberry is just a bit much, and a tiny touch of cough syrup comes out from the sweetness of the fruit. Otherwise, the beer has a very nice funky, fruity sour aroma. Very mild malt note. Light oak. The taste does not live up to the aroma for me. It’s sharply acidic. There’s also too much sweetness and more of that fruit cough syrup flavoring to it. It just has a funny sweet and sour character that I don’t particularly like. It tastes like someone put a funny fruit syrup in a strongly acidic but decent sour. The sharp bite and lingering sweetness drown out the initial bright fruit and funk/oak complexity. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky with a sharp vinegar acidity in the back of the throat. Just doesn’t work for me.

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